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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
Gaŋgā-Peyyalo
III: Amatogadha

Kindred Sayings on the Way

Suttas 115-126

Gaŋgā--Repetition
iii: Plunging into the Deathless

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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Sutta 115

Paṭhama Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (a)

[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 116

Dutiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.1)

[2][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 117

Tatiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.2)

[3] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 118

Catuttha Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.3)

[4] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 119

Pañcama Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.4)

[5] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 120

Chaṭṭha Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (c)

[6] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 

§

 

Sutta 121

Paṭhama Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (a)

[7][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 122

Dutiya Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.1)

[8][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 123

Tatiya Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.2)

[9] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 124

Catuttha Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.3)

[10] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 125

Pañcama Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.4)

[11] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

 


 

Sutta 126

Chaṭṭha Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (c)

[12] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to the deathless.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to the deathless?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

He cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
has its goal in the deathless,
ends in the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to the deathless.


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